Fatah Social Media Accounts Glorify Armed Struggle Against Israel, Incite To Violence

As the 53rd anniversary of the January 1, 1965 founding of the Fatah movement approached, and in light of increased Palestinian-U.S. tension following President Trump's December 6, 2017 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Fatah announced that the main slogan for its ann...


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Al-Qaeda Supporters Launch Telegram Channel Aimed At Encouraging Terror Attacks In The U.S.

Elements associated with Al-Qaeda recently launched a new Telegram channel called "The Lone Wolf" with the declared aim of encouraging terror attacks inside the U.S. In a post announcing the launch of the channel, the administrators wrote that they intend to do this by posting ji...


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TIP Releases Video Vowing To Fight Until The Liberation Of Syria, Jerusalem, And East Turkestan

On January 1, 2018, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) released a video in Arabic entitled “Scenes from the Mujahideen Battles in the Villages of the Eastern Hama Countryside”.[1] The approximately four-minute video depicts the life of TIP fighters on the frontlines in the country...


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HTS Advertises Recruitment Of Fighters Via Whatsapp

On January 1, 2018, a Telegram channel linked to Al-Ibaa' Agency, the Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) media outlet, published a notice from the HTS military wing recruitment bureau, about the opening of registration for a course in Islamic religious studies for "those wishing to join...


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ISIS Supporters Continue To Publish Posters Calling For Attacks In The West During The Holiday Season

Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Telegram continue to disseminate posters calling on Muslims in the West to perpetrate terror attacks during the holidays, and in general.[1] For example, on January 1, 2018, the Telegram group Diwan Al-I'lam 2[2] shared a poster showing t...


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Final Hours To Support MEMRI In 2017

We at MEMRI would like to wish you a happy and healthy 2018. Today, the final day of 2017, is also your last opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to MEMRI for 2017. Producing our clips, reports, and analyses is a tremendously resource-intensive undertaking; it is o...


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MEMRI Senior Fellow Tufail Ahmad: India’s Vote At The UN Shows That There Is No Such Thing As The Modi Doctrine

The following is an article by Tufail Ahmad, Senior Fellow for the MEMRI Islamism and Counter-Radicalization Initiative, that was originally published December 22, 2017 in the Indian news, analysis, and opinion outlet ThePrint.in. "India's Vote At The United Nations Shows...


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Two Faces Of Egypt’s Al-Azhar: Promoting Goodwill, Tolerance Towards Christians In Informational Holiday Campaign – But Refusing To Do The Same In Its School Curricula

Ahead of New Year's and the Eastern Orthodox Christmas on January 7, Al-Azhar, the foremost Islamic institution in Egypt and in the Sunni world at large, launched an informational campaign, "Sharing the Homeland," instructing Muslims on the proper attitude towards these holidays ...


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Pro-ISIS Media Group Calls On Supporters To Renew Activity On Facebook And Twitter; Urges Muslims In The West To Attack Christians

On December 27, 2017, the Al-Rimah Media Foundation, which is identified with the Islamic State (ISIS), published a video and a series of posters urging supporters of ISIS to step up their propaganda activities on social media. This comes as part of a recently-launched campaign w...


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MEMRI TV’s TOP 50 CLIPS FOR 2017 – PLEASE SUPPORT OUR WORK

As a valued subscriber to our MEMRI TV Project research, you understand the project's unique work of bringing content from Arabic-language broadcasting to Western audiences. No one else in the entire world is doing this vital work. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words...


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HTS Video Shows Its Fighter Shooting Down Syrian Military Plane

On December 26, 2017, the Ibaa’ News Agency released a one-and-a-half-minute video showing a Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) fighter from one of its anti-aircraft units shooting down a Syrian military plane in the northern Hama countryside.[1] A senior HTS military commander told ...


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Elite Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Unit Recruits Suicide Bombers Via Whatsapp

On December 12, 2017, the official Telegram channel of the elite Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Unit published a poster calling on activists to mobilize to perpetrate suicide attacks via car bombs and also behind enemy lines. The poster directs the potential recruits to make contact...


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Nasrallah’s Call To Tweet Against Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Sparks Scornful Responses On Social Media, Lebanese Press: Nasrallah Has Become A Digital Warrior

The reactions of the Iran-led resistance axis to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital were characterized mainly by calls for escalated violence, in particular against U.S. interests.[1] However, the response of Hizbullah secretary-g...


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‘Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan’ Accuses Afghan Government, U.S. Forces Of Failure To Act Against ISIS In Nangarhar Province

Given below is the text of a statement issued by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) accuses the Afghan government and the U.S. forces of backing Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis in Nangarhar province: "Readers know that some former officials of the Kabul...


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‘Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan’ On Trump’s Decision To Recognize Jerusalem: ‘The U.S. Thinks That The World Is Unipolar; However, It Is Not’

Given below is the text of a statement issued by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and to move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv: "The announcement m...


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Jamaatud Dawa Leader Aziz Alvi Calls For ‘Jihad Against Israel’ To Liberate Jerusalem, Threatens Use Of Pakistan’s Atom Bomb

Maulana Abdul Aziz Alvi, the emir of Jamaatud Dawa for Pakistan-controlled Azad Kashmir, has called for jihad against Israel over the issue of Jerusalem, according to an Urdu daily. Jamaatud Dawa is a jihadi organization led by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, for whom the U.S. announced a ...


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Lashkar-e-Taiba Founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed: ‘For The Freedom Of Palestinian And Kashmiri Muslims, The Need Is To Create The Sentiments That Led To The Establishment Of Pakistan’

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the founder of Pakistani jihadi organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and chairman of its charity arm Jamaatud Dawa, has said that the sentiments that led to the creation of Pakistan are needed to resolve the Kashmir and Palestine problems, according to a repor...


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Warning – Graphic: ISIS Supporters Step Up Threats Against West, Warnings Of Attacks Over Christmas, New Year

The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here. In the run-up to Christmas and New Year's, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters have been stepping up threats against the West...


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Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen: Claim Of Responsibility For Attack On Joint Patrol Of U.S., Puntland Soldiers, Carries Out Attack On U.S.-Trained Somali Government Special Forces

On December 20, 2017, Shahada News Agency, the news agency of Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, posted on its Telegram channel an Al-Shabab claim of responsibility[1] for an IED attack on a joint U.S. and Puntland army patrol near the town of Galgala in the suburbs of the city of ...


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Turkistan Islamic Party Posts Photos Of Its Fighters On The Frontlines In Eastern Hama

On December 20, 2017, the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) posted a pictorial report depicting its fighters in position in the villages of Umm Miyal and Al-Rahjan in the Hama eastern countryside, as well as firing rockets and mortar shells at the enemy from the village of Al-Shakhsi...


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